The TEDx talk given by Prof. Regan A. R. Gurung (Psychology) to a packed audience in August is now available in its entirety here. Of the approximately 90 people who applied with a lengthy application to speak, 20 were interviewed and 14 were finally selected. The theme of his talk was “Get Psyched, Think Stronger, Live Longer.” Without giving too much away, Gurung says that psychological science provides a wealth of ways to live better lives. Three simple ways are to CHILL, DRILL, and BUILD
“I thoroughly enjoyed giving it and being in that moment. There was a great buzz in the room. It was completely different from anything else I have done.”
TEDx typically focus on a local community and with local voices in the “TED” format. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading ideas, usually in short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). It began in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and design converged.) Today it covers the gamut of topics from science to global issues in more than 100 languages. Independently run TED events help share ideas around the world.